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Please note this important information about the status of The Waterside (Hythe) & Blackfield, Red & Green Practice PPG ....
Due to the changes planned to develop patient collaborative activities across the Waterside Primary Care Network, the PPG Steering Group with the agreement of the Practice, has taken the decision to dissolve  the PPG associated with the Red & Green Practice, as its activities will be absorb by the new patient collaborative arrangements.  Whilst in the short term the current PPG website will remain available to patients we  will not be updating articles, planning any health promotion events, or sending out our health and well-being emails. Many of the entries on the website will update automatically as they link to other health & wellbeing sites which update their materials as necessary.
This website aims to actively encourage patients to promote personal action to improve a healthy life style and manage illness and wellbeing. It provides links to trusted NHS sites, and the websites of national organisations with a particular health focus, However there no guarantee about the accuracy of the information provided by other organisations in their website.​

For some of our older Hampshire residents, there are increased health risks so it’s more important than ever to look after your health and wellbeing. Making simple lifestyle changes can help you lead a healthier life and avoid preventable hospital admission, which is good for you and good for the NHS. Click on the Hampshire logo to find out more about the local support available. 

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Everyone understands that illness is distressing, but it has been disappointing to hear about patients using aggressive and abusive behaviour towards Practice staff.   The Practice is reminding patients that whatever the circumstances, they should show respect to staff who are providing support under difficult circumstances, when they themselves are increasing the possibility of contracting the virus by their interaction with patients.   

Click on the following link to see the expectations the Practice has, concerning the behaviour of patients and keeping staff and other users of the practice safe.

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Health Information supporting self Care 
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Click on the logo above to go to the 'Patient' website  .....

The 'Patient' website provides health information that aims to help patients to actively manage their healthcare, supplying information on a wide range of medical and health topics. 

However if your symptons persist always make an appointment to see your doctor.

(n.b. The clinical information provided on the site is certified to meet NHS England's Information Standard. However the PPG has no control over this external site)

Waterside WfH

Walking is a great way to improve your health & fitness

There is a change in the logo and name for what was called 'Waterside Walking for Health'. It makes no difference to the walks or the great company of the rest of the group. Walks are still supported by Community First New Forest and are still part of their Wellbeing activity. Click on the 'Community First' logo to see the latest programme of walks.
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In the UK, over 70% of us are not taking enough exercise to keep ourselves healthy.  Just half an hour of moderate intensity exercise per day, five days a week, is enough to feel a real difference.  Walking is an ideal form of exercise to help you achieve this goal.  It is free and almost anyone can do it.  Regular brisk walks will increase your heart rate, making you warm and slightly out of breath.  Start slowly, enjoy the fresh air, and gradually build up to the recommended 30 minutes a day.

Walking will:

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease

  • Keep your heart strong

  • Reduce or maintain your weight

  • Reduce blood pressure and stress

  • Improve the strength and tone of your muscles

  • Aid relaxation and enjoyment

  • Improve your mood and boost your energy levels

  • Provide and opportunity to enjoy the countryside and beauty of the New Forest

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The information above is taken from the New Forest Health & Leisure site about the benefits of walking.  Click on the image on the left to find out more about the variety of walking activities available in our area.

There are opportunities to either walk on your own or in a group, as well as walks suitable for those with mobility problems.

Walking in the New Forest

Click on the image on the right to go to the New Forest walks mobile IOS App download page.  If you download the App to your smart phone it provides information on guided walks using the GPS facility on your phone.

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Please note that eConsult isn't currently available for patients to use.  You should contact appointments in the Practice to arrange to see a GP.

Waterside Health Centre

Beaulieu Road, Hythe, Southampton

Hampshire. SO45 5WX

Blackfield Health Centre

Hampton Lane, Blackfield, Southampton Hampshire. SO45 1XA

Where to get help when the two health centres are closed ...

When the Practice is closed you are able to access help and support at the Lymington Urgent Treatment Centre.  Details of the services available may be found by clicking on the image below:
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Facebook  You may access the Practice facebook page by clicking on the Facebook icon in the footer of this page. This provides the opportunity to find out the most recent information provided by the practice.

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